The Jacques Pépin Foundation is committed to transforming lives through culinary education. We hope you will take a moment to learn about The Foundation and our mission or support us with a donation.

What We See

  • Millions of people are unemployed with no specific skills for entering the workforce
  • There is a desperate shortage of workers in the food service industry
  • Education beyond high school takes many forms – Skills and technique training in the culinary arts provides access to jobs
  • Culinary skills training improves not only employability, but self-reliance, confidence and health
  • Culinary skills are not associated with class, race, gender, or personal history -- Food service is an industry that provides opportunities to all

What We Do

  • The JPF is committed to supporting the teaching of culinary skills for employment
  • We work to improve and expand culinary training through community-based organizations
  • We provide curricular materials such as cookbooks and technique videos from the Pépin library
  • We assist in fund-raising efforts to increase visibility and sustainability of community kitchens
  • We broker relationships between equipment manufacturers and education providers
  • We help organizations join networks such as Catalyst Kitchens to share experiences and learn best practices

As the most trusted name in culinary education, we believe the Jacques Pépin Foundation is uniquely qualified to advance culinary training for our neediest, willing citizens.

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The Jacques Pépin Foundation is a recognized 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.